Category: Fire Department News

The 2021-2024 Fire Battalion Chief Promotional Testing Process

The Fire and Human Resources Departments are pleased to announce the successful completion of the 2021-2024 Fire Battalion Chief Promotional Testing Process. In conjunction with the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association, both departments worked together to implement testing processes that met COVID-19 safety guidelines. Three fire captain candidates successful completed all components of the promotional testing […]


Gary Gula Promoted to Deputy Fire Chief of Operations

Champaign Fire Chief Gary Ludwig is pleased to announce that Gary Gula has been appointed to the Deputy Fire Chief of Operations. Gula previously served as Battalion Chief of Training and now oversees the Suppression and Training Divisions of the Fire Department. The Suppression Division consists of 105 suppression personnel who staff Champaign’s six fire […]


Building Permits Issued

The Champaign Fire Department’s Building Safety Division recently issued the following building permits for projects with an estimated construction value of $250,000 or more. Address Value of Construction Date Issued Type Use 4005 Freedom Blvd $380,000 02-09-2021 New Single Family Dwelling 4812 Oakdale Drive $299,000 02-09-2021 New Single Family Dwelling           […]


Champaign’s First Responders Answer the Call

Even under the cloud of a global public health pandemic, Champaign’s first responders continued to work around the clock in 2020 to keep our community’s residents and visitors safe, but do you know how busy they are on a daily basis? In 2020, METCAD, the 9-1-1 dispatch center for Champaign County, answered approximately 214,908 calls, […]


Building Permits Issued

The Champaign Fire Department’s Building Safety Division recently issued the following building permits for projects with an estimated construction value of $250,000 or more. Address  Value of Construction  Date Issued  Type  Use  1504 Jacobs Blvd  $349,000  01-29-2021  New  Single Family Dwelling        2021 Overall Construction Value to Date: $ 1,183,442.00


Construction in Champaign Exceeds $224 Million in 2020

Champaign continues to prove to be a great place to live, work, and play, as the City’s Building Safety Division processed $224,827,033 in construction permits during 2020. That makes 2020 the fifth-highest year on record. Continued commercial and residential development in Champaign is only possible thanks to the vision and guidance of the City Council and […]


Building Permits Issued

The Champaign Fire Department’s Building Safety Division recently issued the following building permits for projects with an estimated construction value of $250,000 or more. Address Value of Construction Date Issued Type Use 614 E Daniel $1,872,000 11-03-20 Alteration Office Space         2020 Overall Construction Value to Date: $202,441,650


Building Permits Issued

The Champaign Fire Department’s Building Safety Division recently issued the following building permits for projects with an estimated construction value of $250,000 or more. Address Value of Construction Date Issued Type Use 2006 N Prospect $1,224,345 10-22-20 Alteration Retail – Burlington         2020 Overall Construction Value to Date: $200,378,192


Champaign Firefighters Receive the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal Unit Citation Award

The Champaign Fire Department is honored to announce that five firefighters have been awarded the Unit Citation Award for their courageous efforts to rescue two fire victims during a fire in a residence on December 21, 2019. The Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM) has awarded Lieutenant Jason Rector (Squad 171), Firefighter Josh […]


Building Permits Issued

The Champaign Fire Department’s Building Safety Division recently issued the following building permits for projects with an estimated construction value of $250,000 or more. Address Value of Construction Date Issued Type Use 1907 S Fourth Str $324,995 10-13-20 Alteration RIPE Transformation 504 Stoughton $4,479,721 10-12-20 New 6 story multi-family           2020 […]